Jonathan LaPoma

Author / Screenwriter

Sandley (Short Screenplay)

A first-year teacher in an at-risk Los Angeles middle school finds the inspiration to confront his bullies through his interactions with a lovable, but equally teased student.

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Awards/honors:

  • Aura Screenwriter Awards, 2015, Finalist
  • New Renaissance Film Festival, 2017, Finalist
  • Courier Awards, 2015, Semifinalist
  • Marquee Lights Competition, 2015, Semifinalist
  • Los Angeles CineFest, 2016, Official Selection
  • Lake Charles Film Festival, 2016, Official Selection
  • Hollywood Sky International Film Festival, 2015, Official Selection
  • NewLife Film & Script & Music Festival, 2016, Official Selection
  • Ranked 2nd in the Urban category, 8th in the Drama category, and 9th in the Comedy category of MovieBytes.com’s “Top 10 Contest Winning Scripts”